Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Standard-Examiner Editorial Board - Our View: Bart Blair for Ogden City Council

Hmmm... perhaps, now would be a good time to take a good long look At-Large "B" council candidate Courtney Jon White

Following up on its 2007 decision to weigh in with its "recommendations" in local election races, the Standard-Examiner publishes this morning what we expect the first of four "picks" in the now-pending 2103 Ogden Municipal Election City Council races.  Take it for what it's worth, Weber County Forum political wonks:
Among other things, the Standard gives credit to Blair for "work[ing] with the council to replace water pipes, as well as infrastructure, that was sorely in need of replacement." Fixing up the Ogden water system was the equivalent of a "no-brainer," of course.  Seems like everyone agreed about that.  But then the SE then inexplicably goes on to "predict" that "Blair will work to make sure that savings can be accumulated to provide money that is targeted for planned upgrades," even though this is exactly what Blair did not do in July of this year, when he joined with the council majority in rubber-stamping the Caldwell administration's recommended and unnecessary $18 million new water infrastructure bonding, (at an interest rate of between 4-5%,) even as the utility funds had more than enough "accumulated" cash already sitting in the bank, drawing interest at a pathetic 1%.

Take it for what it's worth, Weber County Forum political wonks, as we said.

Perhaps, now would be a good time to take a good long look at Blair's At-Large "B" opponent, Courtney Jon White, a strong-spined, libertarian-oriented candidate who will by no means, unlike Bart Blair, conceivably play the docile part of a Caldwell administration "rubber stamp," No, Nay, NEVER.

Parenthetically we'll note, that inasmuch as Blair is a big fan of "bus rapid transit," and thereby an implicit opponent of an Ogden Street Car System, Ogden Street Car proponents will of course have another reason to not "like" this Standard-Examiner editorial board pick.

And don't get us wrong on this, as we do believe that Bart Blair is a nice and likeable young feller.  Nevertheless, we do have an overriding political bias in re these matters:

Don't let the cat get your tongues, O Gentle Ones...

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